'''Abbie Farwell Brown''' (August 21, 1871March 5, 1927)
was an American author.
Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts
, the first of two daughters of Benjamin F. Brown, a descendant of Isaac Allerton
, and Clara Neal Brown, who contributed to ''The Youth's Companion
''. Her sister Ethel became an author and illustrator under the name Ann Underhill. Her family, for ten generations, had only resided in New England
, and Brown herself spent her entire life in her family's Beacon Hill, Boston|Beacon Hill
Brown was valedictorian
of the Bowdoin School
She then attended the Girls' Latin School
, where she was friends with Josephine Preston Peabody
. She was the driving force behind the newly created school newspaper, ''The Jabberwock'', named by Brown after Jabberwocky|the poem
by Lewis Carroll
. They wrote to...